foundation recommendations

Fuck Proof Makeup Mini List

Fucking is fun but if you want your makeup to stay on after your face was pushed into the mattress, check these out.

Primer: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer (sooo hydrating), Kat Von D Featherweight Primer

Foundation: Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Cream, Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, Dermablend Cover Creme

Setting Powder/Spray: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinish Powder, Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, Laura Mercier Universal Translucent Setting Powder

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Ink Liner, Lancome Drama Liqui Pencil, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner

Mascara: Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara, Makeup Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Waterproof Mascara, Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

I’m not going to include lipstick because I find that it comes off anyway and when I’m heavily making out, it will end up everywhere.
Now I’m not saying that this makeup will not come off at all during sex. However, they will hold on better than some other stuff.

I recommend carrying foundation powder, eyeliner, and a concealer in your bag in case you need to touch up after you’re done.
If you like to do the whole routine in the morning but you don’t want to carry all your stuff to someone’s house, you can always ask for a couple of samples at Sephora for the liquid/creme products before you meet up with them.

Add more stuff if you want. Thanks for reading and stay safe.


Soft ‘Hazelnut’ MakeUp Tutorial

Check out my latest tutorial featuring makeup products that My Beauty Matches recommended for me based on my skin type.
Ordinarily, I would go with my professional knowledge & experience when it comes to products that are suitable for my skin, but so many new brands are popping up and there are always new products coming out that it makes it hard to keep up! And not everyone has the knowledge of a makeup artist, so if it’s hard for me to keep up, then it will certainly leave some of you wondering where to start when it comes to choosing makeup suitable for your skins demands. 

So when I was introduced to I was so excited to see everything in one place when it comes to shopping online for Beauty. 
Not only do they have 100′s of retailers, but they have 1000′s of brands to choose from. And they are the No.1 price comparison site for beauty! 
You no longer need to spend hours on the net searching from website to website trying to work out the cheapest option with the fastest delivery time, you can now find the product you want on My Beauty Matches, and they will show you the cost of the product included post & packaging, as well as the delivery times all in one place. AND…. you can buy it directly from the website all on the same page. Genius! 

If you would like to see how it works and how to get started, then check out my tutorial. I explain everything on there in more depth, and I then go on to show you a makeup look you can create using some of the products that was recommended to me via the site! 

You can click here to go and check out the site for yourself!
They also have a facebook page, and a twitter account. 

I’ve been seeing this stuff all over the damn place lately and was 100% skeptical about using it as a primer. But earlier this week I was in the men’s shaving aisle at Target, waiting for Devin to pick out razors and this stuff caught my eye. And so for $5.54 I figured, what have I got to lose?

I’ve been wearing it under my foundation for the past three days and oh. my. gosh. The hype is so real! I usually have a problem with my foundation looking really cakey in between my eyebrows, around my nose, and on my top lip and it usually wears off on the tip of my nose after a few hours. But when I use this, not only does it make my foundation lay better and look super smooth on the skin, even in my problem areas, but it keeps it on all. day. long. It smells a little manly at first but otherwise, 10/10 do recommend, pick this stuff up next time you see it!


As you may have noticed I try things for weeks if not months before I say anything about them and usually get things weeks before they go on the market. I do not have any obligations or sponsorships with brands or even answer to magazine advertisers so I am 100% not shitting you when I say something sucks or something rules, even if they are given to me for free or whatever. Ok now that that disclaimer is aside, here is what is currently #NEW #FRESH #TRENDY at Sephora that live up to the hype. I just skimmed the “Just Arrived” section and have had all of these for months now so you can skip the hype or blog reviews. Here is the scoop. 

  1. This Bite Lipstick tastes amazing. It’s also hella moisturizing and safe (free of all the junk of parabens etc blah blah blah), mostly I love it because it tastes SO GOOD? Like the most delicious cherry lipbalm or something? I actually put it on when I’m hungry sometimes just for the flavor. It’s gluten free also, whoohoo.
  2. Bobbi Brown stick foundation is the wave if you have a lot of scarring or acne. It is hella heavy duty. Technically it’s not new, just repackaged, I believe. Maybe minor adjustments to the formulation, it’s just as good as it ever was. You can use this as a concealer (probably wisest, you don’t need heavy duty coverage 100% of the time everywhere, even with bad skin). But yes. One of the best foundations out there. Comes in a good color range too. They just expanded it into darker colors. 
  3. Margiela’s new fragrances are the only thing I stan for in regards to the brand besides Tabis. I like how sweet they are and the packaging is beautiful and the smell lasts a long time. 
  4. Urban Decay Electric Palette - I feel like this was made just for me. When I saw the press release it took me all about 2 seconds to call them up and beg for them to send me one to try out “for the readers”. SO PIGMENTED. I’ve been using it almost every day! I LOVE IT. SO MUCH. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. There’s not a dud in this. actually I don’t like the silver that much but the blue more than makes up for it. Best blue ever. Like, forreal. You know the Nars blue everyone loves but is disappointed by? This is that blue, but better. Sorry NARS, I love your concealers a lot tho.

- Arabelle

How much sleep do we need?

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher Lydia DonCarlos, PhD, is a member of an expert panel that’s making new recommendations on how much sleep people need.

The panel, convened by the National Sleep Foundation, is making its recommendations based on age, ranging from newborns (who need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day) to adults aged 65 and up (7 to 8 hours per day).

In the new guidelines, there’s a wider range of what constitutes a good night’s sleep. For example, the expert panel recommends that teens (ages 14 to 17) get 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night. The previous guideline had a narrower recommended range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.

Dr. DonCarlos and other experts on the multidisciplinary panel examined findings from 320 studies reporting sleep duration findings for healthy individuals, effects of reduced or prolonged sleep duration and health consequences of too much or too little sleep. Results are published in Sleep  Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation.

“The process was very rigorous,” Dr. DonCarlos said. Dr. DonCarlos is  a professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Stritch.

These are the sleep-time recommendations from  the National Sleep Foundation expert panel:

  • Newborns (0-3 months): Sleep range narrowed to 14-17 hours each day (previously 12-18).
  • Infants (4-11 months): Sleep range widened two hours to 12-15 hours (previously 14-15).
  • Toddlers (1-2 years): Sleep range widened by one hour to 11-14 hours (previously 12-14).
  • Preschoolers (3-5): Sleep range widened by one hour to 10-13 hours (previously 11-13).
  • School age children (6-13): Sleep range widened by one hour to 9-11 hours (previously 10-11).
  • Teenagers  (14-17): Sleep range widened by one hour to 8-10 hours (previously 8.5-9.5).
  • Younger adults (18-25): Sleep range is 7-9 hours (new age category).
  • Adults (26-64): Sleep range did not change and remains 7-9 hours.
  • Older adults (65+): Sleep range is 7-8 hours (new age category).

The expert panel consists of 12 representatives, including Dr. DonCarlos, who were selected by medical organizations, and six sleep experts selected by the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. DonCarlos represents the American Association of Anatomists.

Dr. DonCarlos is a neuroendocrinologist who studies how hormones affect the structure of the brain. The section of the brain responsible for regulating hormone production is the hypothalamus. Hormones produced by the hypothalamus govern body temperature, hunger, stress responses, sex drive, circadian rhythms and sleep.

In addition to serving on the National Sleep Foundation expert panel, Dr. DonCarlos serves on the National Institutes of Health’s Neuroendocrinology, Neuroimmunology, Rhythms and Sleep (NNRS) study section, which reviews applications for research grants.

“We still have a great deal to learn about the function of sleep,” Dr. DonCarlos said. “We know it’s restorative and important for memory consolidation. But we don’t know the details of what the function of sleep is, even though it is how we spend one-third of our lives.”

Back to the basics: Foundation

With new products constantly being launched into the market it can be easy to get caught up and forget what the basic purpose of a product is.

Foundation should be applied after cleansing, moisturising and priming your skin. It can be applied with your fingers, a foundation brush or a sponge. For best results start off with less foundation than you think you need and gradually add more.

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sfloresss  asked:

Every morning i out on foundation but by the middle of the day my skin gets so oily and it looks like the foundation is gone 😕any recommendations on how to fix that?

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending ages perfecting your makeup only to notice that its disappeared by noon!  With these tips and tricks you can keep your makeup looking great and your face relatively shine free.

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I’m not usually a fan of foundation because most feel quite heavy and “mask-like”. This isn’t the case with #Covergirl #trublend makeup. The coverage is light to medium and it feels like it’s not even there. This new shade, M3, is my perfect match. I’m in love. 😍 If you’re looking for something that’s full coverage, I’d recommend the stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation instead because this one is super lightweight and natural looking. ❤ #barelythere #makeup #foundation #beauty #recommendation #drugstore #fixstick #concealer

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BB Cream/CC Cream/Light Foundations Masterpost - Summer 2015

hi everyone, hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far! today i’ve just thrown together a list of bb creams/light coverage foundation recommendations bc i know most people don’t wanna wear super heavy products during the hotter months. just wanted to note that bb creams are usually very white washed in comparison to normal foundations, so my standard for “good” color selection went down a bit for this masterpost bc of that. nevertheless i did find a ton of great products that will suit so many skin tones so i don’t wanna discourage anyone from even looking, just wanted to let u all know why this masterpost is a little different. hope this is helpful! 

key: 🌻 = fairly good/good shade selection, ☀️ = has SPF


🌻 ☀️ elf bb cream - $6 

🌻 ☀️ elf tinted moisturizer - $3

elf beautifully bare foundation serum - $8

🌻 ☀️ black radiance true complexion bb cream - $6

☀️ wet’n’wild ultimate sheer tinted moisturizer - $4

mua makeup academy bb foundation -  £4.00

nyc smooth skin bb creme - $4

nyc smooth skin bb creme instant matte -$4

🌻 ☀️ sleek be beautiful blemish balm - $13.49

🌻 ☀️ sleek cc cream - $13.49

☀️ rimmel bb cream - $5.59

☀️ rimmel bb cream matte - $5.59

🌻 black opal true color pore perfecting liquid makeup - $10.95

🌻 la girl pro bb cream - $7

☀️ physicians formula super bb all-in-1 beauty balm - $14.95

☀️ physicians formula super cc cream - $14.95

🌻 iman cc creme - $15

🌻☀️ iman bb creme - $20 

☀️ boots no7 tinted moisturizer - $14

☀️  ulta brand bb cream - $12.50

☀️  jane cosmetics bb cream - $16

high end:

🌻☀️ the balm tinted moisturizer - $25

🌻 blackup cc cream - $40

🌻 blackup mattifying fluid foundation - $40

☀️  benefit big easy bb cream - $38

☀️ hello flawless oxygen wow foundation - $36

🌻☀️  bareminerals tinted hydrating gel cream - $29

🌻  joy lorraine jojoba foundation - $26

☀️ dr. jart bb cream - $45 

🌻☀️  hourglass illusion hyaluronic skin tint - $55

🌻 illamasqua skin base foundation - £32.50

🌻☀️ nars pure radiant tinted moisturizer - $43

☀️ it cosmetics your skin but better cc cream - $38

🌻 mufe face & body foundation - $40

lorac cc cream - $30

🌻 aida cosmetics bb cream - $34

🌻 cover fx natural finish oil free foundation - $40

🌻 cover fx bb gel-mattifying cream - $45

🌻 occ tinted moisturizer - $27.50

☀️ sephora collection cc cream - $26

🌻☀️ ilia tinted moisturizer - $42

☀️ too faced tinted beauty balm - $34

☀️ tarte tinted moisturizer - $36

🌻☀️ laura mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer - $44

🌻☀️ laura mercier tinted moisturizer - $44

i really don’t get why guys get SO MAD that girls look different without makeup. like even if she isn’t a natural 10, she can get there. most dudes look like a solid 4 all the time if anything they oughta be asking girls for foundation recommendations tbh

mitchy-fleur  asked:

Could you recommend me foundations primers that suitable for dry skin? Thank you! :)

Primers are often reserved and targeted towards those with oily, combination and acne prone skin with large pores and dry skin types often get forgotten about. Mattifying, oil free primers are great if you need your makeup to last all day or have oily skin, but on a day to day basis they can be a bit too much for dry skin. Overtime I’ve tried many primers, some bad, some good and some great. I’ve tried ones for every skin type under the sun and every skin condition/concern and as someone with dry skin myself here are some of my favourites.

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erablack  asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you had and tips on which is the best way to apply foundation getting good coverage and without wasting product. Any tips will help please and thankyou!

I would recommend using a flat top foundation brush! You can get the most coverage using a flat top foundation brush which means you can use less product. The trick is to use a brush where the hairs are short and tightly packed together. The more dense and compacted the brush hairs are, the better the coverage you can get with less foundation :)

Another tip would be applying a thin layer of foundation and then going in with concealer to cover anything that still needs coverage. You need less concealer to cover since it’s more potent and pigmented so you can use less foundation. 

Some brushes I recommend are

Coastal Scents Bionic Flat Top Buffer $7

Sigma Flat Top Kabuki $21

Sedona Lace Synthetic Flat Top $15 currently on sale for $12!

ELF Flat Top Kabuki $3 at Target (not my favorite out of the others, but definitely good for the price)

Real Technique’s Expert Face Brush $9 at Walgreens, CVS, Ulta and Walmart. A more curved kabuki, but still gives full coverage with less product.